The Proxima Hip Replacement is also ideal for young patients. In this minimally-invasive procedure, the part of thighbone at the point where it begins is shaped and replaced by a metal head. This sits in a metal cup that is fitted into the socket.
The Proxima hip is an example of a short stem hip replacement. It is implanted in the metaphysic or upper part of the femur. The Proxima hip is a bone preserving prosthesis as it preserves the neck portion. It is versatile as it can be combined with a range of bearing materials like ceramic, metal, polyethene.
One of the indications is post-traumatic arthritis following a malunited acetabular fracture. Other indications are avascular necrosis, ankylosing, Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. As you know short stem femoral components can be used with a range of bearing materials like metal, ceramic, oxinium.